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The guide team at Confluence Outfitters has the expertise, local knowledge and versatility to make your next fly fishing trip in northern California or southern Oregon a trip to remember! Our diverse guide staff can deliver a trip tailored to your interests on one or more of our local fisheries at any time of year.

We guide the best trout and steelhead destinations in northern California and southern Oregon. The most famous destinations include the Sacramento, Trinity, Klamath, McCloud, Fall River, and the Rogue River, but there are many more. Many of our guides have multiple decades of experience crafting great fishing experiences for their guests. Read our online reviews and I think you'll agree that our guide team is the best choice for delivering a great day on the water.

Fishing Reports

Upper Sac Fishing Image
June 12, 2021
Upper Sac Report by Luke Geraty

I did a group trip with Brian Kohlman today I n the Upper Sac and had the pleasure of guiding Scott and Brent. We started off around 9:45am and had a decent amount of cloud cover, but by 11:30 we were enjoying nice sunshine. Throughout the day we went back and forth from tight line nymphing and throwing dry / dropper rigs. As expected, most fish were caught on nymphs but we had some nice action on the dry flies too... it's just a lot more challenging to hook and land those fish! After lunch we moved and hiked a bit and found a little "honey hole" that ended up giving up five nice 15-16 inch rainbows that fought hard, pulled line, and made some big jumps. And we didn't die trying to get them to the net even though those fish took enough line we had to land them down stream! Tight line nymphing can definitely be an extremely productive way to catch fish on these Northern California freestones, so if you are trying to get into the "Euro nymphing" or "Czech Nymphing" game, we can get you covered. Figuring out the sighter and length and multiple fly set up can be a bit challenging, but we can definitely get you dialed in. It's a really fun way to fish on rivers like the Upper Sac or the McCloud or Pitt. At any rate, we had a great day! The river looks great and is definitely a good option right now!

Lower Sac Fishing Image
June 6, 2021
Lower Sac Report by Kevin Kay

Today I had Aaron and his buddy Jake in my boat and Brian Kohlman has Aaron’s dad and his friend in his boat. For whatever reason the grab never really got going today. We all caught fish but it was a “here and there” type of day. If anybody ever figures out what makes these fish eat one day and not the next please let me know! Aaron did a great job of fighting and landing a really broad-shoulderd rainbow, taking him down through clay bars and rough water until we could finally net him. That made our day right there!

Lower Sac Fishing Image
May 29, 2021
Lower Sac Report by Luke Geraty

The flows on the Lower Sac are currently just a smidge over 7,000cfs and looking really good. For the past few weeks there have been a lot of yellow stone flies throughout the day, one of my favorite bugs to fish with! There are a lot of nymph options to use and some of my favorites are the UV Sallys, Biot Stones, Poxybacks, Iron Sallys, Rubber Legs (OF COURSE!!!), and yellow Psycho Princes. For dry flies there are lots of options too, but on our float we didn't see many fish eating on the surface until the end of the day. But that's what makes fishing on the Lower Sac in the summer a lot of fun -- you have over fourteen hours of sunlight to choose from! We can get creative with our floats and do double floats (one in the morning, one in the later afternoon / evening)... so many options! But that's what living in northern California brings -- options, options, and more options! And while many don't do much walk and wading on the Lower Sac in the summer due to the higher flows, I must say that there are plenty of places you can get out and fish if you want to and the rewards can be well worth it! I've got open dates on some of our walk and wade rivers as well as for the drift boat, so if you're looking for a way to enjoy the summer, hit me up! And you'll also find me exploring water from Red Bluff down looking for some of them notorious river monsters aka stripers. Get out and fish!

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